Health Care Financing Administration:

Medicare Program--Prospective Payment System for Home Health Agencies

OGC-00-46: Published: Jul 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2000.


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Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) new rule on a prospective system (PPS) for home health agencies. GAO noted that: (1) the final rule establishes requirements for the PPS for home health care agencies as required by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997; (2) these requirements include the implementation of a PPS for home health agencies, consolidated billing requirements, and a number of other related changes; and (3) HCFA complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.

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